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Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ Tops Hot Country Songs for 25th Week – Billboard

Written by on 15/08/2023

Morgan Wallen’s crossover smash “Last Night” spends a 25th week atop Billboard’s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Hot Country Songs chart (dated Aug. 19).

The song passes Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” (2021-22) and Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” (2012-13) as the sole fourth-longest-ruling leader since the survey became the genre’s main chart in October 1958.

“Last Night,” authored by John Byron, Ashley Gorley, Charlie Handsome and Jacob Kasher Hindlin, drew 59.6 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 11%) and 26.3 million streams (down 2%) and sold 5,000 downloads (down 22%) in the Aug. 4-10 tracking week, according to Luminate.

Here’s a look at the 10 longest-leading Hot Country Songs No. 1s since October 1958. Wallen is the only soloist with two titles on the list, while duo Florida Georgia Line is the only other act with two. (All songs but one below have reigned since the chart adopted the all-genre Billboard Hot 100’s multi-metric methodology in October 2012.)

Longest-Leading Hot Country Songs No. 1s (since 1958):

  • 50 weeks, “Meant To Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, beginning in December 2017
  • 34, “Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt, February 2017
  • 27, “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett, July 2020
  • 25, “Last Night,” Morgan Wallen, February 2023
  • 24, “Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes, July 2021
  • 24, “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line, December 2012
  • 21, “10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber, October 2019
  • 19, “You Proof,” Morgan Wallen, May 2022
  • 19, “The Bones,” Maren Morris, March 2020
  • 19, “Walk on By,” Leroy Van Dyke, September 1961

Concurrently, “Last Night” leads the Hot 100 for a 16th week. It surpasses Harry Styles’ “As It Was,” from 2022, for the longest command ever for a song by an act with no accompanying artists.

Wallen’s ninth Country Airplay leader dominated that chart for eight weeks and crossed over to No. 5 peaks on both Pop Airplay and Adult Pop Airplay.

Wilson Shines

Lainey Wilson adds her fifth Hot Country Songs top 10, as “Watermelon Moonshine,” which she co-penned, pushes 11-10. The song advanced by 31% to 7.6 million official U.S. streams and sold 3,000 downloads Aug 4-10.

On Country Airplay, the track pushes 19-17 for a new best (12.6 million in audience, up 7%).

Wilson has a second track on Hot Country Songs, her collaboration with BBR Label Group labelmate Jelly Roll “Save Me,” which pushes 22-20 after reaching No. 18 last month. It drew 5.9 million streams (up 12%) and sold 3,000. On Country Airplay, it ranks at No. 49 (1.4 million, up 16%).

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